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True Story About Disposable Income

Posted By Jim On 02/25/2009 @ 12:13 pm In Personal Finance | 8 Comments

From time to time people email me all sorts of things from news stories to questions to funny pictures to something they heard on the street (you can reach me via email [3], Twitter [4], or bargainr on AIM, I love interacting with you all on a personal basis). This morning, a friend of mine sent me a story that I thought he read off the internet. Except he didn’t, it actually happened. At first I didn’t believe him and if I didn’t know him in real life, I probably wouldn’t have posted it… you’ll see what I mean:

A manager in my group, Jim, is on the board of his local swim team. The board wanted to raise all the coaches salaries by 5% this year. Jim replied back and said, “I’m not sure if this is a good year to raise salaries. We don’t know if there will be drop off in attendance this year or if the monies made from the snack bar will be as high as in the past. I fear that people won’t have the disposable income this year.”

To which a woman responded….”Why would people be throwing out their money this year?”

(Photo: nsharper [5])


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